The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
Creating medical and drug code lists to identify cases in primary care databases†
Article first published online: 19 MAY 2009
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Volume 18, Issue 8, pages 704–707, August 2009
How to Cite
Davé, S. and Petersen, I. (2009), Creating medical and drug code lists to identify cases in primary care databases. Pharmacoepidem. Drug Safe., 18: 704–707. doi: 10.1002/pds.1770
- Issue published online: 24 JUL 2009
- Article first published online: 19 MAY 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 APR 2009
- Manuscript Revised: 8 APR 2009
- Manuscript Received: 6 NOV 2008
- medical codes;
- Read codes;
- drug codes;
- primary care databases;
This paper demonstrates how compilation of medical and drug code lists for outcomes or exposures of interest for studies using primary care databases can be carried out efficiently using Stata. Use of Stata do-files to record and execute the commands provides good documentation and ease of replication of the procedure. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.